HHS has no problems with Cougars, 38-6
Highland Home wasted little time in showing the hometown fans what might be in store this season as they scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of the game and never looked back, posting a 38-6 win over 4A Livingston last Friday night.
After receiving the opening kickoff the HHS offensive unit hit the field running on its first series of the night going 69 yards in10 plays as senior running back Issac McCan scored from two yards out with 7:22 showing on the stadium clock.
The HHS defense then forced the Cougars into a punting situation and once again the Flying Squadron offense drove 69 yards in seven plays for its second score of the game. Sophomore quarterback Deymond Sankey scored on a one-yard sneak over center
Sankey and his Highland Home teammates scored a third consecutive touchdown of the game on a 12-yard scamper around left end. The eight play, 48-yard drive was set up when HHS defensive tackle Keith Dawkins recovered a Livingston fumble.
Highland Home led 19-0 at that point.
Livingston ended the first half scoring with 6:35 to go as fullback Rodger Collins blasted into the endzone for his team's only score in the game.
Leading 19-6 to start the second half, the Flying Squadron special teams got in on the action as junior linebacker Josh Wadsen blocked a Cougar punt at the 36-yard line, setting up his offense in good position for another score.
From there, the Flying Squadron covered the 36 yards in five plays as wingback Rico Harris swept around right end on an 11-yard run.
Following an 11 play, 80-yard drive, Sankey added his third touchdown of the night with a 10-yard run in the third.
Darius Chamber capped off the win with a 65-yard punt return with 9:16 remaining in the game.
Kyle Tucker connected on the final point-after-attempt. He was 2-of-5 for the game.
Highland Home opens its region schedule at Beulah on Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.